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3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Boise Home

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Boise. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But how do you pick a sliding barn door that goes with your style? And what tips should you follow?

You should think about these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that provide privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing a dining table of the kitchen. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And slide them open to get to your Bosch mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be installed over a doorway. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And with the sliding barn door being the focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to pick one that matches the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can easily match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great alternatives for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on both sides of the closet in order to slide easily - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when you’re not watching. Our professionals custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are deliberately mounted so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize their look to match your style. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Boise area bought.

Classic Sliding Barn Door. Top-mount Modern hardware. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint.

Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain.

Modern Sliding Barn Door. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware.

For more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Mounting sliding barn doors involves measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and bringing together all the parts perfectly so the panels glide smoothly. Where missteps in a home improvement project like this one could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire a professional in the Boise area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the installation job for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.